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December 23, 2011 10:09:06 PM

Hello, i am planning on building my first computer so i'm a bit new to understanding hardware and compatibility. Although, i've spent the past couple of days doing research and whatnot i can't help but feel the need to double check with other educated pc users.
So here are my up and coming specs but before i list them, if anyone sees anything that is out-dated or soon to be out-dated (as in within the next year), or maybe even something that i don't need or whatever please inform me.

i'm copying most of the information from my amazon shopping cart, so sorry if there's any extra, non essential information.


Motherboad--------------GIGABYTE GA-Z68MX-UD2H-B3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=...


Processor Intel-----------Intel Core i7-2600K Processor
http://ark.intel.com/products/52214/Intel-Core-i7-2600K...(8M-Cache-3_40-GHz)

Ram---------------------Corsair Vengeance Blue 16 GB DDR3 SDRAM Dual Channel Memory Kit CMZ16GX3M4A1600C9B
http://www.corsair.com/memory/intel-memory-upgrades/dua...

Video Card---------------EVGA GeForce GTX 580 1536 MB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 2DVI/Mini-HDMI SLI Ready Limited Lifetime Warranty Graphics Card, 015-P3-1580-AR
http://www.nvidia.com/object/product-geforce-gtx-580-us...


Hard Drive----------------Western Digital Caviar Green 1.5 TB SATA III Intellipower 64 MB Cache Bulk/OEM Desktop Hard Drive - WD15EARX

DVD RW-------------------Lite-On LightScribe 24X SATA DVD+/-RW Dual Layer Drive IHAS424-98 - Retail (Black)
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

Sound Card--------------Creative Labs SB0880 PCI Express Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Sound Card
http://us.store.creative.com/Creative-Sound-Blaster-XFi...

Operating System------Microsoft Windows 7 standard

Chasis--------------------Corsair Obsidian 650D Aluminum Mid Tower ATX Enthusiast Computer Case - Black CC650DW-1
http://www.corsair.com/pc-cases/obsidian-series-pc-case...


SSD for OS---------------OCZ Technology 60 GB Agility 3 SATA III Solid State Drive AGT3-25SAT3-60G
http://www.ocztechnology.com/ocz-agility-3-sata-iii-2-5...

SSD for most played games-----------Corsair 120 GB Force Series 3 SATA III 6Gb/s 2.5-Inch Solid State Drive - CSSD-F120GB3A-BK
http://www.corsair.com/ssd/force-series-3-ssd/force-ser...


Extra Cooler-------------Corsair Hydro Series H100 Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler (CWCH100)
http://www.corsair.com/cpu-cooling-kits/hydro-series-wa...

Power supply-----------Corsair Professional Series Gold 850-Watt 80 Plus Gold Certified High-Performance Power Supply - CMPSU-850AX
http://www.corsair.com/power-supply-units/professional-...

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December 24, 2011 2:00:34 AM

All compatible!
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December 24, 2011 3:21:34 AM

It's a great build.
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December 24, 2011 4:12:23 AM

This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey
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December 24, 2011 4:59:46 AM

Drop the tall, toothy heat sinks..... The only cooling effect of these big coolers is that they "look cool". While they served a purpose (when they were effective) w/ DDR2, they are absolutely useless on DDR3.

http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_conten...
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At more than 2" tall in certain areas the Corsair Vengeance could pose a problem for users like me who use large coolers such as the Scythe Mugen 2. I was able to use the Corsair Vengeance only after I mounted the fan on my cooler on the backside. Size is definitely a concern with heat spreaders of this size and therefore I encourage users to check that they will have enough space under their heatsinks before purchasing the Corsair Vengeance kit.


http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_conten...
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The problem I have with the Corsair Vengeance is the same I have with many kits of RAM on the market. Companies insist on putting large coolers on their RAM and it limits the choice in CPU heatsinks that can be used within users system. DDR3 does not require these elaborate coolers with its lower voltages which translate to lower temperatures then RAM saw during the DDR, and DDR2 era. Corsair is correcting this with low profile versions of its Vengeance line but ultimately I would like to see the average size of coolers drop instead of having to look for specific low profile versions of a memory line.


These are the low profile "fixed ones" the author was talking about
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Other than that, there's nothing "wrong" but things ya might wanna consider.....

-Is this a gaming box or a box that will run multi threaded applications ? If the former, ya may wanna save $100 and get the 2500k as the 2600k's HT won't help ya.

-Again, if this is a gaming box, the 2nd 8GB isn't doing anything for you.

-Where ya wanna be w/ ya GFX ? You have an SLI MoBo and a GTX 580 picked .... but a 850 watt PSU won't support the addition of a 2nd 580 ....nVidia SLI zone says minimum 900 watts. Alternatives.....

a) AX1200 PSU will support 2 or 3 580s'
b) 850 watt PSU will support two 560 Ti's or 570's

-The Green is a 5400 rpm hard drive ..... obviously slower than a 7200 rpm HD. I was using 2TB Seagate Barracuda XT's till the price shot into outer space.

- Do ya wanna be able to watch blue Ray movies ? If so

DVD Writer - $ 58 - Asus Model BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

-If gaming box, sound card not req'd.

-The H100 may be challenging for a 1st build....and it is a bit noisy Consider the following reviewer's comment:

http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_conten...

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It's almost ironic that coolers like [the Thermalright Silver Arrow] are becoming available just as processors transition to designs that may ultimately render them unnecessary; even overclocked to 5GHz, an Intel Sandy Bridge 2600K doesn't need anywhere near this level of cooling.


If quietness is a consideration and ya not going past 5.0 Ghz.....and air cooler may be the easier way to go. The Arrow, Hyper 612 and Scythe Mugen 3 are easy installs.

http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_conten...

- I don't get the two separate SSD's thing. I'd do a Tier 1 240 Gigger off the list here.....Agility 3 60 GB is a tier 9 and the Force 3 is a Tier 5 ....each tier THG says is a 10% performance drop.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/best-price-ssd,3070...

-Back to GFX ..... again the PSU ties in here.....

Guru3D uses the following games in their test suite, COD-MW, Bad Company 2, Dirt 2, Far Cry 2, Metro 2033, Dawn of Discovery, Crysis Warhead. Price per card, card name, Total fps (summing fps in each game @ 1920 x 1200) for the various options in parenthesis (single card / SL or CF) are tabulated below along with their cost in dollars per frame single card - CF or SLI:

With the 850 watter, you can :

$ 240.00 6950 Frozr OC (484/759) $ 0.50 - $ 0.63
$ 320.00 6970 (526/825) $ 0.61 - $ 0.78
$ 215.00 560 Ti - 900 Mhz (495/862) $ 0.43 - $ 0.50
$ 340.00 570 (524/873) $ 0.65 - $ 0.78

With 900 watts or more.....

580 (616/953) 616 953 $ 500.00 $ 0.81 - $ 1.05

To my mind,the single 580 and the twin 560 900MHz are the best choices.....the fact that $1000 (twin 580s) only gets my 10% more fps than $430 is a bit disconcerting tho.
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December 24, 2011 5:37:55 AM

All of the parts are compatible, but I'd downgrade from 16GB of RAM to 8GB. You don't really need 16GB of RAM unless if you are doing some video encoding and such, that goes for the 2600k as well. If you are not going to be using your computer for video/photo editing I would downgrade to a 2500k and save yourself some money.
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December 24, 2011 5:00:39 PM

okay so let me get this straight

get rid of sound card?

get 2500k instead of 2600k? because YES this is a gaming box

i wanted to keep the possibility to get another graphics card in the future so i will up the wattage,

the 16 ram i WILL use. (well i'll use more than 8)

i do plan to overclock and i've heard the 580 is decently hot that is why i chose the h100 water cooler, cause it fits perfectly in the top of my chasis

i don't care about bluray and all that, i have my tv for that.

i don't quite understand how to pick out an ssd though? because i tried doing research on them and the ones i picked out were supposedly the fastest write and read? was the information on their websites wrong or something?


and thank you for informing about the hard drive, did not even see that.
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December 24, 2011 5:18:51 PM

treyvon said:


get rid of sound card?

get 2500k instead of 2600k? because YES this is a gaming box

i wanted to keep the possibility to get another graphics card in the future so i will up the wattage,

the 16 ram i WILL use. (well i'll use more than 8)

i do plan to overclock and i've heard the 580 is decently hot that is why i chose the h100 water cooler, cause it fits perfectly in the top of my chasis

i don't quite understand how to pick out an ssd though? because i tried doing research on them and the ones i picked out were supposedly the fastest write and read? was the information on their websites wrong or something?


Yeah, don't get a sound card. It is more of a "luxury" item. You'll be fine without one, and if you want one later down the road get one then.

Yup, 2500k is more than enough for gaming. The 2600k does not perform that much better than the 2500k in gaming applications.

How will you use more than 8GB of RAM? Your choice, but if you really do think you'll be using more than 8GB than stick with it, but 8GB is more than enough for all of the games out right now. I'm playing Skyrim with TONS of Mods and I have not even broke 6GB yet.

As for your SSD, it depends if you are doing a strictly gaming system only, like I am, or if you are using your PC for movies, music, pictures and etc. as well. I have a 120GB OCZ Agility 3 right now with Windows 7, Skyrim, and some overclocking/misc applications installed and I still have 70GB left. Right now, the "sweetspot" for an SSD is 120GB. That should be more than enough to install Windows 7, and some games. You could always just uninstall games that you no longer play to make room for newer games. You could also just go with a smaller SSD around 60 - 80 GB for your OS, and games and buy an HDD as your media storage drive.
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December 24, 2011 5:21:47 PM

okay so how about a 60gb ssd strictly for my os then a 120ssd strictly for games?

for organizational purposes?
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December 24, 2011 6:24:39 PM

How many games are you planning on installing... lol. I think a 120GB SSD will be enough for your games and your OS.

for organizational purposes? You can just get a hard drive depending on how much stuff you have. 500GB should be more than enough? If you need suggestions on an hard drive let me know.
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December 24, 2011 6:27:21 PM

well i have several mmorpgs that i'd like to have on my ssd
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December 25, 2011 12:01:13 AM

Well, if you have the money then get 2 120GB SSDs and put them in RAID 0. If not, just get a 60GB for your OS and a hard drive for everything else.
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December 25, 2011 3:01:20 PM

shoda said:
How many games are you planning on installing... lol. I think a 120GB SSD will be enough for your games and your OS.

for organizational purposes? You can just get a hard drive depending on how much stuff you have. 500GB should be more than enough? If you need suggestions on an hard drive let me know.

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December 25, 2011 3:01:59 PM

Best answer selected by Treyvon.
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